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De Zeekoe Guest Farm
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

What an awesome and romantic one night getaway we had. Thank you Adri for assisting us on short notice over a public holiday. Thank you for making our 38th anniversary extra special. Your hospitality is first class. We have already recommended you to everyone! The rustic cabins are a haven of tranquility. Ideal for bird watchers, right on the lake. Dinner was fabulous and the breakfast made and served right on the porch was out of this world. We will be back!

Room Tip: Make sure you take binoculars with for the bird watching.
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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PaulaOudtshoorn, Manager at De Zeekoe Guest Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2014

Dear Herman

We are so happy that we were part of you romantic getaway & anniversary and that you enjoyed you stay on our farm. Proud of Adri for the professional service :-)
we hope that we can be part of your next anniversary.
Always travel safe!

" travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer"

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Reviewed 29 May 2014

We stayed in De Zeekoe again this year - in a room almost identical to the one two years ago. Alas we only had time to stay one night. Our room had a balcony looking South across the Olifant river (behind plants cannot be seen) to the distant mountains. We also had a wonderful clear view of the stars including the southern cross. Comfortable 6ft bed with mosquito netting, good shower and great food in their restaurant. The breakdasts are spectacular. There is Wi-Fi arounf the receprion area/

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 May 2014

We had a wonderful time at this family run 4 star working farm. De Zeekoe staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome, offering little extras at every chance. We got up very early one morning to watch the very cute, but wild, meerkats start their day. Thank you Paula for your wonderful hospitality.

Room Tip: We were told they are up grading the self catering cabins, which were great for a family. The hotel...
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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PaulaOudtshoorn, Manager at De Zeekoe Guest Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2014

Glad that you had the opportunity to experience the meerkats and our lovely farm accommodation.
Thanks for you honest and lovely review :-)
Look forward to your next stay on our farm!

" Who lives sees, but who travel sees more "

Kindest regards
Kristy Potgieter

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Reviewed 11 May 2014 via mobile

This was one of the pleasant surprises of our garden route tour. Its a good place to stay to explore the ostrich capital. The poolside restaurant and bar is very nice. Highly recommended for a short sweet two nights stay!!!

Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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PaulaOudtshoorn, Manager at De Zeekoe Guest Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2014

Thanks for your positive review Joy.
Travel safe and we are looking forward to your next visit,

kind regards
Kristy

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Reviewed 9 May 2014

We stayed in a cabin in May as the farm was closed in this month. It didn't matter though as we still had access to the whole area & in the morning, breakfast was delivered & cooked at our cabin which was brilliant, especially after doing the fantastic Meerkat tour in the morning. We stayed here due to their association with the tour but were pleasantly surprised by the ambience of the cabin - there is an open fireplace & view of the lake.

Room Tip: Definitely book the Meerkat tour as well, it was a fantastic way to start the morning.
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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PaulaOudtshoorn, Manager at De Zeekoe Guest Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2014

Dear Cheryl

Thanks for the positive feedback.
The cabins are such a special place and we are happy that you experienced the lovely nature and our hospitality.

We are looking forward to the new renovations at the main house, and to share it with you in the near future as well :-)

Regards from the meerkat valley
Kristy Potgieter

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Reviewed 6 May 2014

A very warm welcome when we arrived at De Zeekoe Guest Farm.

We did not make a reservation, were happy to find a nice and relaxed place. The intention was to stay for one night, finaly we stayed for three night. The rooms are luxurious and nice, the setting was serene.

The third bed for our boy (8) could be a bid more confortable (gap in the middle)

We definitely recommend this place

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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PaulaOudtshoorn, Manager at De Zeekoe Guest Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2014

Dear Vincent

Thanks again for the 3 nights visit on our farm & the good advise regarding our red wine ;-)
Hope you had a lovely trip after de Zeekoe and we are looking forward hosting your family on our farm again.

Blessing to your lovely wife
Kristy Potgieter

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Reviewed 1 May 2014

With all the holidays this month past in South Africa we had the pleasant experience being booked into one of the Super Luxury suites on this stunning guest farm by Gelle Ritchie From Live4africa.com. Look, I stayed overnight on guest farms in the Karoo and had my own preconceived ideas of what it would be like. Was I surprised to find this quaint hideaway on a working farm. We stayed in room 14, All the staff was so friendly and competent. From the first warm welcome to the last goodbye. Rubeida and Ilse, I think, needs a mention here, they attended to our every need. The room is a luxurious living space with a huge shower and bath, his and her basins impressed my love travelling with me. You are greeted by a well furnished room, dimly lit with some complementary sherry waiting. You have a king size bed, with the option of a sleeper couch should you be a bigger family. There is enough activities to choose from and the staff will explain everything to you, so visit their site. Too bad we did not stay more than one night to enjoy a drink at the bar or in front of a "boma fire", that was not lit because of the rain we had on the night of our stay. Next time I will try the cabins. Had a wonderful romantic time and a good dinner that rally felt like good old country fare home cooking. Do try the Bobotie. Good for both the traveler, luxury traveler and adventurer looking for a base camp in the Karoo. d

Room Tip: Choose the super luxury rooms!
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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PaulaOudtshoorn, Manager at De Zeekoe Guest Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2014

Dear Deon

Thanks for taking the time to write your review.
Appreciate the positive feedback with regards to our staff and the rooms :-)
We try our best to offer luxurious accommodation, food and beverage and definitely pride our self for excellence service.


" travel brings power and love back into your life"


kind regards from Oudtshoorn
Kristy Potgieter

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Additional Information about De Zeekoe Guest Farm

Address: Route 328, Oudtshoorn | P.O. Box 226, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Oudtshoorn
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 53 Speciality Lodging in Oudtshoorn
Price Range: £68 - £279 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — De Zeekoe Guest Farm 3*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Only 7km outside Oudtshoorn, in the Garden Route, surrounded by the famous Swartberg and Outeniqua mountains, is one of the world's 17 "hot spots" with 3 overlapping flower zones. Surrounded by variety attractions like ostrich farms, longest wine route in the world (R 62), Cango caves, Wildlife ranch, waterfalls and museums, makes this the ideal destination for a visit or a stay over in the Klein Karoo. This owner managed, 3000 hectare working lusern farm, is malaria free, and child friendly. De Zeekoe offers a unique in the world opportunity to walk with Wild Meerkats (Meerkat adventures) and to be part of the shy 5 experience!From self catering to luxurious accommodation. De Zeekoe offers the following:• Wild Meerkat tours, home to the "shy five"• Accommodation: From Standard to Superior rooms ( 21 ) Rooms with views of mountains and gardens; 4 Waterfront cabins ; 3 x Private cottages with own pool. Wheelchair friendly rooms• Restaurant with fresh farm produce and free range meat• Cocktail Bar * Biking - bikes to rent• Community project with local school• Fishing - own equipment• Hiking• Going green with recycling , solar panels etc• Birding ( 162 species ) - private bird tours• Canoeing• Self guided walks• Massage relax zone - pre book• Swimming pool ... more   less 
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